vindication

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vindication \Vin'di*ca"tion\, noun [L. vindicatio a laying claim, defense, vindication. See {Vindicate}.]

1. The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated; defense; justification against denial or censure; as, the vindication of opinions; his vindication is complete.

Occasion for the vindication of this passage in my book. --Locke.

2. (Civil Law) The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing. --Burrill.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vindication

noun

1: the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.; "friends provided a vindication of his position" [syn: {vindication}, {exoneration}]

2: the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory" [syn: {defense}, {defence}, {vindication}]


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